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Get rid of Mail VIP list

I upgraded to Mountain Lion a couple of months ago. But only just today did the VIP mailbox show up in Mail. I'd like to get rid of it. But apparently there is no way to get rid of it. But that seems ...
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2answers
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What's the 'unique device identifier' (UDID) of a non-iOS device like a Macbook Pro running Mac OS X?

I wanted to know if the Hardware Serial Number associated with a Macbook Pro is itself treated as a UDID, or is there something else that uniquely identifies the device? I'll provide a little bit ...
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2answers
550 views

Set inherited permissions on iLifeAssetManagement?

I have a second user account on my machine that is only used for iCloud syncing for my wife's apple id. In order to consolidate photostream photos I'm going to set up a process to pull new photos out ...
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1answer
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Two Email Accounts in Mail.app / Can I disable notifications for one of them? [duplicate]

Hopefully this is an easy one! :-) I am working in Mail.app these days in Mountain Lion and I have two mail accounts within. I'd like to disable all notifications for one of those accounts. This means ...
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0answers
470 views

How delete remaining photos AFTER reset from Photo Stream on icloud and on iPhone?

After having reset Photo Stream on icloud.com and turned off Photo Stream in the pref. on my iPhone, deleting all photos, I still got a total of 423MB worth of images on my iPhone. According to the ...
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5answers
13k views

Export pdf annotations only using preview?

I use Preview on OS X and GoodReader on the iPad for reading and annotating pdfs. GoodReader allows me to 'view summary' which is a plain text list of all highlighted sections and comments added to ...
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1answer
824 views

USB device drawing too much power resulting in whining fan noise

I have suddenly started getting the error message and exactly the same time there is now a loud fan noise on the left side of my Mac Book Air. I have tried the safe boot mode I have seen on other ...
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2answers
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My seagate disk that was detectable earlier is now showing SMART status “not supported”. Anyone experienced similar thing before?

External hard disk seagate is not readable suddenly and when i click on "Initialize", i am taken to Disk Utility which among other things also says "S.M.A.R.T status" isnt supported. What options do I ...
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1answer
509 views

how to get google search history back in safari 6

I am very annoyed about safari 6 doing away with the google search history. Is there anyway to get it back? Just to be clear I am talking about when you google something and then you need to go back ...
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2answers
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Can I automatically remove my signature from all replies? Mail 6.2 OS x 10.8.2

In OS X Mail.app (version 6.2 from OS X 10.8.2), I can see how to automatically add a signature for all new messages, but I do not want it automatically added when I reply to a message. Is there a way ...
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2answers
94 views

Upgrade to new MBP with OS X without reinstalling applications?

I hope someone can help with some basic advice: My wife has used a MacBook Pro since 2006, and I want to get her a new one, or at least a newer refurb. She has OS X 10.6.3 and wants to install it ...
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2answers
1k views

Import and create iPhoto Event from folder name

I would like to automatically import a folder to iPhoto (eg. with Automator). The Event Name should be the name of the folder with the images. Is this possible with automator?
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1answer
471 views

How to replace images in iPhoto with higher quality versions?

I use Aperture for photo editing and processing, but prefer iPhoto for keeping a gallery of my pictures. For a long time, I used the built-in tools in iPhoto to "Import from Aperture Library". What I ...
0
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1answer
3k views

How do I set iOS 6 iCal start of week preference to Monday?

Since I installed iOS 6 on my iPhone and iPad, iCal shows Sunday as the start of the week, rather than Monday. These iOS iCals are synced over iCloud with iCal on my Mac OS X desktop, which has a ...
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0answers
604 views

iPhone 4 (iOS 6) keeps unchecking calendar

I have an Exchange account that is set to Email, Contacts and Calendars, but for some reason it won't work correctly after upgrading my iPhone 4 to IOS6. I've deleted the account and added it again, ...
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3answers
4k views

Clean reinstall of Mountain Lion deleted my iLife applications. How do I get them back?

I purchased my 13-inch Macbook Pro in July of 2010. It came with Snow Leopard and allowed for a free upgrade to Lion, which I duly took up. I have since purchased Mountain Lion. I decided it was ...
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2answers
188 views

Specifying the keyboard layout for Chinese input

I use both Chinese (pinyin) and Japanese (romaji) input and am used to having them mapped to a standard US keyboard layout. However my regional setting is Switzerland since I'm studying here and ...
3
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1answer
631 views

Can I stop the optical audio out from entering 'time out' when idle?

In my office I have a surround-sound receiver, and I have my MacBook Pro (6,1) hooked up via a TOSLink cable and adapter, and it works beautifully, except this: if there are no sounds playing for a ...
1
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1answer
822 views

Can I use my PC to mirror an iPod Touch screen like Apple TV?

I'm using an iPod Touch 3 and I saw in the AppStore that it is possible to use it as a controller via Apple TV to play games on it like Modern Combat and Real Racing. Because I don't have neither an ...
5
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3answers
3k views

Using LaTeX and SVN on iPad

I'm used to write technical documents with LaTeX and use SVN as version system. I really would like to be able to do the same with my iPad. The first problem is found a good App for LaTeX I found ...
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2answers
2k views

What is the best way to set up Google mail, contacts and calendar? (consolidated)

I'm trying to understand what the best way to set up Google mail, contacts and calendars on my iPhone and iPad. There seems to be plenty of options, all of which have downsides spread over lots of ...
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1answer
519 views

Where can I find the source image files for the browser checkboxes in Safari?

I'm looking for the source PNG image files for the browser checkboxes used in Safari. Specifically, these guys: I've looked through the Contents > Resources folder in the Safari.app file, but ...
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1answer
186 views

Migration to new MBP

I have upgraded to from a 2011 13" MBP to a 2012 13" MBP... found serious software slow down and wheel of death after installing Mountain Lion on 2011 MBP... Upgraded to 2012 MBP and used Migration ...
4
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3answers
3k views

Album art not syncing to iPhone for playlists

A while ago I had a crash which wiped all the music synchronisation settings from my phone. Until that point I'd synced based on selecting albums and artists in iTunes when the phone was plugged in, ...
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3answers
2k views

Time machine: network hard drive vs Time Capsule

I read that is possible to set up a Network Hard Disk in order to connect it to the router and perform wireless Time Machine backups on the Hard Disk. What are the pros and cons of using a Network ...
1
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1answer
11k views

remove scratch from iPhone 5 front glass

Because I thought the gorilla glass of the iPhone 5 is pretty tuff I decided to omit a screen protection. Unfortunaltey now I have a very thin and subtle but very long (6 cm) scratch on the front ...
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1answer
869 views

Burning disks fails with error 0x80020022 on MacbookPro 2012

My Macbook Pro is about 22 weeks old and I keep getting this error: 0x80020022 (communication with drive failed) when trying to burn DVDs or "attempt to burn a disc failed"/unknown error -3 in iTunes. ...
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0answers
225 views

Remote Install Mountain Lion for MacBook Air

Let's say I have an disc or ISO of Mountain Lion on a Macbook Pro. And I have a Macbook Air (with Leopard). How can I install Mountain Lion on the Air?
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2answers
2k views

How do I prevent accidental double clicks?

My Magic Mouse is going bad and sometimes detects a double click when I single click. I know that there is a setting which allows you to set the upper threshold for double click speed, but not a ...
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0answers
550 views

Why didn't my Macbook sleep (USB Keyboard/Mouse was connected, lid open)

First off, let's begin with some research that I did before asking this question. Now, in my situation, I was using my Macbook Pro (Mountain Lion) with an Apple USB keyboard connected to the ...
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2answers
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Suddenly I'm requested to restore my iPhone to factory settings

I have an iPhone 4 loaded with unmodified iOS 6. I use it (for two years now) with a virtualbox running Windows XP with iTunes (10.7 currently). Everything works just peachy most of the time, and ...
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0answers
856 views

Issues with Retina Macbook Pro

I've just got a 15" retina macbook pro. And the color of the screen seems to vary in different places, particularly the bottom left corner has a yellow/green tint. Its not enough to quantify or easily ...
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1answer
364 views

Text Abbreviations Stop Working

I was trying to send a text message consisting of an abbreviation I had set up, but I would type the two characters and the abbreviation was not appearing. Is there a cause? In the past, I have ...
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1answer
730 views

Boot Camp / Partitioning Weirdness

I have a MacBook Pro, running 10.8.2. I'd like to give Windows 8 a go, using Boot Camp. Now, I've probably done a b Boot Camp install of Windows close to 10 times, on multiple Macs, but I'm stumped ...
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3answers
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How can I connect 2 non apple screens to my 13" mac book pro? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I plug two external monitors in to a MacBook Pro? I've just purchased a new non-retina MacBook Pro 13" with the latest version of OS X (10.8.2). I want to connect ...
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2answers
6k views

Why is the Amazon iOS App allowed by Apple?

Today a customer asked me how it comes that there is an iOS app for purchasing from Amazon while this seems to violate Apple's App Store review purchasing guidelines (Apple Developer login needed). I ...
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1answer
2k views

Setting for iOS device type (Jailbreak)

I've read that there is a settings file (/System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist) that stores the value of the iOS version which can be changed (at least on Jailbroken iOS devices) ...
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0answers
205 views

Can Tiger clients bind to a (Mountain) Lion Open Directory Server?

I'm working with a new client that has a number of PPC machines running 10.4 that are currently connected to an Xserve running 10.4 server. Due to cost and compatibility issues, they're unable, at ...
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10answers
121k views

On new iPhone, when I call people no one can hear me but I can hear them

I got a new iPhone last weekend and have a problem: why can’t people hear me on the other end of the phone when I call them? Any tips on what the cause could be?
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4answers
8k views

How to install Windows 8 on Mac?

From what I've heard, Windows 8 is only available in its upgrade form. Having never installed Windows on my Mac before, is it possible at all to dual boot Windows 8? Would using the upgrade version ...
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vote
0answers
37 views

Can I change the style of the 'Open' dialog for any application?

I use an application, HL7 Inspector, and it uses a rather limited Open file dialog. Can I force this application to use the more standard OS X Finder/Open dialog? The application itself does not ...
5
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1answer
616 views

How to isolate the most disk-active process(es) in OS X?

I have some process(es) performing a lot of drive access from time to time, however I've hitherto been unable to isolate which process or processes are performing the access. What shell command can I ...
6
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1answer
1k views

Dangers of limiting fan-speed

The situation: I work in a very quiet office using MBP Spring 2011 with an i7. The problem is that when I put an intense but short workload for a few seconds on the CPU the fans spin up heavily, ...
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0answers
48 views

I added notes to a PDF in preview, and all of a sudden when I open the PDF a couple of days later, all notes have been rotated?

The question title pretty much sums it up. My notes are extremely messy and not properly aligned. Is there some shortkey that I may have accidentally pressed?
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0answers
474 views

Screen turns on after closing lid

Hi please I have problem with my MacBook going into sleep mode after I close lid. The screen turns off, but after few seconds it turns on again (apple logo starts glowing) and tikes additional few ...
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0answers
356 views

One Apple ID and notifications

I recently upgraded my iPhone 4 to an iPhone 5. At the same time we purchased an iPhone 5 for my wife. We are using the same Apple IDs, which I have set up over a year ago. Everything seems to work ok ...
2
votes
1answer
453 views

putting windows 7 on a flash drive using bootcamp

I'm thinking of changing to a new MacBook Pro 15" (the one with an 256GB SSD), 256GB is enough for my files and OS, but I also want to have about 50GB for a Windows 7 (BootCamp) partition. So, taking ...
0
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1answer
295 views

How do I change the settings of the sounds in iOS 6?

As you see. I have accidentally pressed something that change my iOS sound. When I try to volume up or down my sounds. It says sound effects. If I watch a video. It does not say anything. Is it in the ...
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2answers
1k views

iOS: Advantage of fresh install over backup restore?

Are there any advantages in setting up a new iPhone from scratch over restoring a backup of the old one? I have now my third iPhone and I always used the backup of the predecessor to get it set up. ...
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1answer
383 views

MacBook not recognising internal drives (HD and SSD)

A week ago my MacBook crashed. When booting, a folder with a question mark showed up on my screen indicating severe trouble. I tried holding the Opt key while booting, but the Mac would not recognize ...

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